The River Ranche Lodge is set on the Siksika Nation Reserve and overlooks the beautiful Bow River. The Lodge itself is nestled within one of the largest intact cottonwood riverine ecosystems in Western Canada. Blackfoot historical sites are abundant throughout the Reserve. The surrounding environment and history are stunning, all within a one hour drive from Calgary.
River Ranche Lodge accommodations are four double occupancy rooms adjoining the main lodge area which has ample room for dining and socializing. Our large back deck is the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air or relax in the hot tub. Most evenings will find guests sitting around the fire pit overlooking the scenic Bow River. Meals at the Ranche are served either inside the Lodge or on the back deck and are both delicious and generous.
In the past River Ranche specialized in both cultural and fly fishing adventures. We now offer an expanded selection of activities including kayaking and cross country skiing packages. The lodge is the perfect setup for birding groups, corporate events, family reunions, scrap-booking activities, or just as a getaway for an individual or small group. Give us a call and we will help you organize a package that fits your needs.
If you are looking for a cultural adventure, River Ranche provides guests with a unique opportunity to stay at our Blackfoot teepee camp where you may interact with First Nation’s elders, and tour the Siksika Reserve and surrounding area. Our elders will share Blackfoot history and culture around the campfire and show you the wagon trails and buffalo wallows of the past while enjoying the natural surroundings of the present.
If you are looking for a fly fishing adventure, please click on this link to visit our River Ranche fly fishing page.